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American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi (Abridged / Paperback)

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"An abridged edition of 'the most comprehensive and clearly written dictionary of sign language ever published.'" — Los Angeles Times

Deaf since the age of seven, Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., spent most of his career working with deaf people. Inspired by his sign language teacher at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, he devised this vital reference to help anyone learn to speak with their hands.

A must for parents, instructors, and students, American Sign Language Dictionary includes everything you need to know to communicate clearly using ASL. This illustrated abridgment of the most authoritative reference book on sign language features more than 5,000 signs and 8,000 illustrations, as well as clear, detailed instructions to help you master each sign.

About the Author



Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., is a native New Yorker. Deaf since the age of seven, he has spent most of his career working with deaf people. The idea for this book came from Dr. Elizabeth Peet, Dr. Sternberg's sign language teacher at Gallaudet University (for the deaf), in Washington, DC. Dr. Sternberg kept Dr. Peet's ideas and methods, but expanded the work greatly. Early work on the project received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare to New York University, the sponsoring institution. A graduate of the City College of New York, American University, and New York University, Dr. Sternberg has enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher at Gallaudet, New York, Hofstra, and Adelphi Universities. HE is currently chairman of the board of trustees of Lexington School for the Deaf and Lexington Center for the Deaf. He is the author of four ASL dictionaries and a Codies Award-winning CD-ROM, all published by HarperCollins. He also received Emmy and Peabody nominations for his ASL series by the NBC network, "Speaking With Your Hands," as well as medals at various international film and television festivals.

Praise For…


"An invaluable and indispensable tool for the student of American Sign Language. Excellent."
I. King Jordan, President, Gallaudet University

"An abridged edition of 'the most comprehensive and clearly written dictionary of sign language ever published.'"
Los Angeles Times

"A fabulous reference book, a must for everybody's library."
Dorothy Chler, President, Coalition of Deaf Educators

"Four thumbs up! Martin Sterberg's intelligence and passion for his subject gleams in this monumental work."
David Hays, Founding Artistic Director, The National Theatre of the Deaf

"Martin Sternberg has done a magnificent job of opening the doors to the resplendence and distictiveness of our visual language."
Bernard Bragg, Internationally Renowed Deaf Actor and Mime

"Your ASL dictionary is Webster's for ASL. There is no more comprehensive and authorative source.
Harlan Lane, author of, When the Mind Hears and The Mask of Benevolence


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062736345
ISBN-10: 0062736345
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Collins Reference
Publication Date: November 4th, 1998
Pages: 800
Language: English